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Did Gauss find the formula for $1+2+3+\ldots+(n-2)+(n-1)+n$ in elementary school?

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Why didn't Einstein's Nobel Prize mention relativity theory?

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How exactly did Hertz's experiments confirm Maxwell's theory?

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Where did Galileo say "All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered. The point is to discover them."?

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What did Einstein contribute to Special Relativity that hadn't already been done by Lorentz in 1904 and Poincaré in 1905?

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"Cycles" to "Hertz": Why the shift circa 1970?

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What is the most ancient civilization that used base-16 (hexadecimal) number system?

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Who first discovered or invented the concept of "muscle memory"?

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What is the last physics paper or book written in Latin?

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What are epicycles, deferents, eccentrics, equants, etc.?

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Why did the ancients believe celestial matter was of a different type than terrestrial matter?

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Why is Maxwell and not Ampère credited for unifying electricity and magnetism?

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Why is one of Maxwell's equations named after Ampère? Who first named it after Ampère?

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What were the criticisms against the introduction of "vector analysis"?

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Who first discovered and produced an alternating current?

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Who coined the term "iff" for "if and only if"?

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Where in Gauss's works does he derive "Gauss's Law"?

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Why was Principia Proposition 43, Theorem 22 not published?

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Who coined the term "immune system"?

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Heisenberg's last work on a non-linear generalization of quantum mechanics?

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Who first solved the two-body problem in 3D?

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What did Einstein learn in his university electricity and magnetism courses?

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Did Cauchy ever deal with double or triple integrals?

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Who are "analysts" and "synthesists" in mathematics?

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What did the Greeks call the “trial and error” reasoning process?

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How was the resemblance between apes and humans explained in pre-Darwinian biology?

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Who invented/discovered the scalar potential?

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What was taught in 19th century European electricity and/or magnetism courses?

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Who discovered the Virial Theorem?

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Einstein praising Sophus Lie